There was recently a fatal great white attack on Ben Linden, a surfer in the Western Australian waters. This attack has prompted the Western Australian government to consider taking great white sharks off of the protected species list. If this were to happen, one of the most extraordinary specimens on this earth could be threatened by the possibility of an exponential increase of being hunted. Moore himself said he would push to allow recreational and commercial fishing of great whites. Great white sharks are top level predators in many of the marine ecosystems around the world.